Registered & Chartered Psychologist
Whether working with individuals or large groups he brings, “creativity, immense expertise and motivational energy to help clarify career objectives. Very approachable, honest, well informed, professional, straightforward and clear.”
Peter Fennah is an APECS Accredited Executive Coach
Registered & Chartered Psychologist
“Whilst identifying areas of development was uncomfortable, with Deborah’s no nonsense, common sense approach we were able to work with my weaknesses and strengths to the point where last year I had my most successful year as a manager – less stress, higher results from my team and a sense of my own identity.”
C.T., Sales Director, international publishing company.
Trained Mediator, Actor & Leadership Trainer
Registered & Chartered Psychologist
Registered & Chartered Psychologist
Registered & Chartered Psychologist
Registered & Chartered Psychologist
Registered & Chartered Psychologist
Registered & Chartered Psychologist
Registered EuroPsy Psychologist & Chartered Psychologist
Peter is a board and executive coach who specialises in coaching leaders through transitions.
He coaches senior leaders including CEOs across a range of sectors and is known by his clients as bringing a shift in mindset to meet the complex people based problems of onboarding to new positions and of leading organisations engaged in change. He specialises in facilitating leaders to become consciously agile in their leadership repertoire and helping to strategically reconfigure core strengths to create new success strategies.
He has 15 years executive education lecturing experience with Cranfield School of Management (FT Ranked No 1 World for overseas programmes 2016 for Customised Executive Education) and has designed and delivered talent development programmes with RBS, Barclays Corporate, Mott MacDonald and the UN, etc. in addition to teaching over 6,000 international MBAs. He has worked with global fortune 500 companies and has a background in management consultancy to FTSE 100 companies with financial insurance & petrochemical sector backgrounds.
Peter is passionate about assisting people to develop their leadership skills and make effective transitions on a personal, career and organisational basis. Previously as Director of the Career Development Service at Cranfield School of Management he turned the Careers dept around reaching 7th in the World for placement success (Economist, 2007/8) with a world class consistent track record of 97% of MBAs attaining work within three months of graduation.
He is an Accredited Executive Coach (APECS), Registered Coaching Psychologist (BPS), Chartered Psychologist and Registered Occupational Psychologist (HCPC) holding an MA Hons. in psychology and MSc organisational psychology. He is also qualified in the MBTI (Steps I & II), OPQ32, WAVE, 16PF5, FIRO–B, HPI, Talent Q Dimensions, NEO PI-R, Korn Ferry viaEDGE, Strengths Scope, Me2 & numerous 360° feedback and EQ tools. He has also been: the Joint Chair of the Association of Career Professionals International ACPi UK; Executive Member of Career Professional Alliance (reporting to the UK Government) and is a Founding Director of the Career Development Institute.
Peter is a full member of: the Institute of Directors; Division of Occupational Psychologists, European Mentoring & Coaching Council, a founding member of the Association of Business Psychologists, and a Founder Member of the BPS Coaching Group. He is a Legacy Fellow of the Career Development Institute and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. And an Accredited Executive Coach with the Association of Professional Executive Coaches & Supervisors. Finally, he is an accredited Coaching Psychologist with the British Psychological Societies Division of Occupational Psychologists.
Hard Decisions, Hard Transitions McGraw-Hill Education 2014
The Elite MBA CV: Executive Impact Bookboon 2013
Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A Guide For Practioners Routledge. 2nd Ed. 2016
Deborah is a Chartered Psychologist, Coaching Psychologist, MBTI practitioner and experienced corporate executive. Deborah works with us and leverages her psychological knowledge, expertise in psychometric profiling and commercial experience to optimise corporate and individual performance and wellbeing: to enable people to be the very best they can be independently and collectively. Deborah has worked alongside Peter at Frank Hirth & Mishcon de Reya.
Deborah works with multinational organisations, entrepreneurs, professional service firms, professional membership bodies and public authorities to develop management and leadership capability. She has delivered hundreds of hours of individual and team coaching and facilitation. She has been asked to assist organisations on the development of coaching cultures, the design and delivery of coaching training and the design and supervision of external coaching services.
Deborah’s coaching is positive and pragmatic and always customised to the client, context and desired outcomes. Deborah has a talent for adapting to get the best out of others; with a warm, optimistic and inquisitive style she quickly establishes rapport and effective working relationships. She always shares and explains the coaching process rather than shrouding it in mystery: encouraging clients to think widely, to reflect on their performance and situation, to engage with different hypotheses and solutions, to find the motivation to change and aspire to greater things. Deborah has a passion for working with strengths and potential.
Deborah has the breadth and depth of experience to call upon on a number of theoretical and coaching frameworks, facilitation techniques, psychometric and feedback tools. Using these Deborah helps client identify the few changes that will make the most difference. Clients report greater clarity and motivation for the journey ahead as well as a greater appreciation of the complexity of the situation.
Deborah is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, registered with the Health Professions Council and The British Psychological Society. She holds a first class BSc from University of London and an MSc from University of Surrey. She is a BPS Registered Test User, qualified and highly experienced in occupational testing and licensed to use over a dozen psychometric instruments including Hogan Suite, MBTI Steps I & II, OPQ32, NEO, Strengthscope and Firo-B. Her coaching practice is supervised by a qualified Coach Supervisor and she regular participates in peer learning and supervision sessions: professional book club, conferences, training courses and regional networks.
Deborah was formerly a UK Management Board Executive of an international media company, with joint responsibility for £70m turnover business: developing and implementing corporate & HR strategies, identifying and managing new business and corporate acquisitions and leading a division of over 100 employees.
Dr. Peter Birch
Works with us on helping people to have the conversations with colleagues and customers that must be had in order to develop strong working relationships. He has worked alongside Peter Fennah at DfES, Cranfield, Lancaster & Manchester Business School.
He achieves high impact through simulations and coaching. His original background as a professional actor, which included several leading appearances in TV dramas in the 1990’s, led to his involvement in organizational training. Where he became a visiting tutor at the Praxis Centre, Cranfield School of Management. He is also a professional mediator and a member of The Civic Mediation Council and the Alternative Dispute Resolution organisation. Peter holds an MSc in Organisational Behaviour and has completed his PhD investigating business relationships & quality dialogue.
Clients include a wide variety of business and public sector organisations up to board and senior partner level including two corporate law firms, Freshfields and Linklaters, The Post Office and The Guardian newspaper as well as several Government departments. These include The Cabinet Office, the erstwhile Department for Education and Skills and the Northern Ireland Office.
David is an award winning Coaching Psychologist and works with Career Synergy focusing upon individuals and businesses in transition including statutory/non-statutory organisations. He brings a strong focus for success through applying evidenced based work psychology. A major component of his success has been the design, development and implementation of evidenced based coaching health & well-being programmes, both for businesses and individual clients.
Areas of David's expertise, business and client focus include:
• Career development and transition coaching
• Personal development, health & well being coaching
• Learning & development consultant
• Work psychology lecturing and coaching for entrepreneurs & business students
• Employability coaching and support for health & well being for the workplace
• Supporting charitable & third sector organisations to measure client progression
David's reputation in coaching and work psychology is reinforced as a learning & development tutor - designing measurable interpersonal skills & management learning and coaching programmes. Thus supporting the transition into organisational coaching & learning cultures, whilst applying his valuable insight into all areas of business.
Bindi is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Registered Psychologist with 16 years consultancy experience. Prior to working as an associate with Career Synergy, Bindi was a Managing Psychologist with Pearn Kandola where she was responsible for managing large consultancy projects and maintaining effective client relationships. Before this she worked for CSA Management Consultants in an occupational psychologist consultancy role.
Bindi has worked internationally and has developed expertise in the areas of assessment and selection, developing people, and managing diversity. She has a breadth of experience from job analysis, designing competency frameworks, assessing and selecting people at all levels, designing assessment solutions and exercises, coaching, development centre design and facilitation, career development, and diversity training and design. She is viewed as an effective facilitator and trainer, particularly in the areas of assessment, development and diversity.
Bindi has worked with Peter at DfES, Barclays Corporate & Cranfield. Other clients spanning both the public and private sector include: Lloyds Banking Group, UBS, Barclays Capital Group, Dell, Ford Motor Company, Merrill Lynch, The Olympic Delivery Authority, Friends of the Earth and the Justice Appointments Commission.
Bindi works with a range of people from front line staff to Board Members, and has spent considerable time working with the Irish, Polish, Slovak, Dutch, Australian, and German populations.
She is currently working on designing a Fair Recruitment Toolkit for the Bar, which is to be rolled out to barristers in the UK. Examples of work in the area of career development include delivering career development workshops at Vodafone, career planning and team development at Alexander Mann Solutions, and designing a two day career development programme for managers within Lloyds Banking Group.
Linda works with us on a wide range of businesses to develop their people, inspire their leaders and to manage change. She is a Chartered psychologist and has worked with Peter at BP & Willis Caroon. Other clients have included: Disney, Merrill Lynch and the Scottish Executive; individual entrepeneurs, SME’s and LLP’s; and more locally, she has been working with Belvoir Castle supporting business strategy, leadership and management team development. Client comments include:
"The support provided by Linda has been invaluable. With her help, I have managed to appreciate my own strengths and weaknesses and gained an insight into the needs and behaviours of other team members. This has enabled me to develop strategies to achieve my own leadership goals within the framework of an effective team working environment." Stephen Love, AVP, Merrill Lynch EMEA
“We have a real insight into what makes people tick at work”
“We are a fast growing, creative company, brimming with ideas and strong personalities. We needed to take a step back and focus on what’s important “right now”. Linda has a real talent for getting to what’s important, got to know our culture fast – and then engaged us to make positive changes for us all and our business.” Gary Malkin, MD, WestwoodNine Creative Design, London
Sarah is responsible for looking after the incoming calls for us, so she will usually be the first person you speak to when you call. She has worked in the customer services industry since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 and takes great pride in providing first class customer service. In her spare time she enjoys skiing and playing netball.’
Kirstin specialises in organisational change. She is a qualified occupational psychologist and has over 20 years experience working in fast-paced, complex global organisations. She works with senior level sponsors, their change agent teams and people at all levels impacted by change, always with a focus on enabling change for sustainable success,
As a trainer, facilitator, consultant and coach she has a reputation for engaging with clients as a true partner and provides high-value workable solutions.
Her career in change management began when she joined BBC World Service. For the next several years she worked with Ford Motor Company helping to implement global transformation programs. Since then Kirstin has consulted to organisations across Europe, in North America and in Asia.
She is European Partner of the US-based change management firm LaMarsh Global and has over 15 years experience working with their Managed Change™ approach.
Significant client engagements include:
Kirstin is certified in the use of a range of psychometric instruments, including: MBTI Steps I and II, Hogan’s Assessment System (HPI, HDS & MVPI), 16PF, Apter’s Motivational Styles Profile. She has a special interest in Leadership Embodiment and has Intermediate: Level 2 Certification from Wendy Palmer. Formal qualifications include: BSc, MSc, C.Psychol. AFBPsS.
'Your fluid, flexible, effective facilitation allowed us to focus on our project, find the right tools and take our planning process to the next level. I can't tell you how much our group benefited from your efforts.'
Senior VP, Financial Services
Stephanie is a Chartered Business Psychologist and has been working in the private and public sector for the past 14 years. Her overall focus has been to help organisations and institutions to become more effective through coaching senior and middle managers. She works with individuals and teams to gain a more in-depth understanding of how to manage others, with particular emphasis on dealing with difficult people, how to build highly effective teams and how to develop a culture of professionalism and accountability. At present Stephanie is coaching the senior team of an FE College in the Midlands and working with 25 schools in London and Kent either coaching staff or consulting on effective organisational development; she is also working with Consultants in the NHS.
“Steph is a skilled non-judgemental practitioner who has helped me to make better sense of the world around me using conceptual frameworks and practical techniques (tools) that I can understand and use to become a more effective manager adding real value to the business.”
Senior leader, South Nottingham College
Radhika works with us on assessment / development centres and leadership coaching. She has worked alongside Peter with multiple clients including Cranfield, the UN & Mott MacDonald to name a few.
She worked in assessment and development departments within the airline industry, retail and banking, where she gained a range of skills and experiences that provided a solid foundation for her to move in to the arena of consultancy. Since then, she has worked across the public, private and voluntary sector at all levels, specialising in Assessment and Selection, Development, Executive Coaching and assessor training. As a preferred consultant for two major Government Directorates, Radhika provides very active and involved support as a Senior Diversity Advisor and Senior Assessor as part of a recruitment and development team, often running workshops from the perspective of the delegate, the assessors and the organisation.
Her main focus and specialist area is working with people to support their development and provide structure to aspirations for current and future leaders, helping to explore, challenge and empower them to enhance their own potential in a safe environment. Her work within in this field has mainly been at Board, Director and Senior Management levels.
Radhika has designed, run and assessed in over 500 assessment and development centres with particular use of psychometrics and 360° feedback tools.
Radhika holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Psychology, an M.Sc in Occupational & Organisational Psychology, and is Level A & B qualified. She is a member of The British Psychological Society, The Association of Business Psychologists and sits on the Board of The London HR Connection (part of CIPD). She has also been granted the OCPA standard of qualification by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
In addition to her academic background, Radhika is also trained in using alternative approaches to stress management including 5-point acupuncture. With the use of her Asian languages, she is a voluntary radio presenter for an International radio station based in West London, where her insight in to the difficulties faced between balancing Eastern and Western cultures has added significant benefit, particularly in helping to re-educate and challenge stereotypes, health concerns, poverty issues and domestic inequalities.
Pervin Shaikh works with us as an Executive Career Transition Coach having over 5 years experience working with financial clients based in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Her key strength is working with management level professionals in gaining clarity, setting career objectives and managing the career transition process. Typical issues covered include: transitioning into senior leadership roles; strategic career planning; dealing and negotiating with Senior and Board Management; enhancing performance as a leader; collaborating with internal & external senior stakeholders and dealing with conflict. She is very conversant with cross cultural values and cross border working environments in Europe, North America, Middle East, Australia and The Far East.
Pervin started her career as a trainee graduate on the Marks and Spencer graduate programme and transitioned into London's Square Mile after graduating with a Masters in Industrial Relations from Warwick Business School, Warwick University. She briefly undertook a HR Research Associate role for USA headquartered Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), in London and then moved into the City. Pervin worked as a Research professional within Corporate Finance environments at Merrill Lynch (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Lehman Brothers (Nomura), Bear Stearns. Within corporate Finance environments, Pervin worked very closely with investment bankers on mandates and pitches and was also the focal point of contact for Private Banking Research.
Pervin also has experience in management consultancy research and has undertaken shorter contract roles as a Senior Researcher for KPMG and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and provides consultancy research to Mayfair Wealth Management and Mayfair Training.
Qualifications- Pervin graduated with a first class Bachelors degree with honours from London Guildhall University. She has an MA in Industrial Relations from Warwick Business School and is a Graduate of CIPD. She studied for her Coaching Diploma from the Coaching and Mentoring International (now known as Coaching Academy) and obtained ACC status from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in April 2013.
Clients are mainly corporate companies including Investec, GSK, Mercedes Benz, Standard Chartered, First Gulf Bank (UAE), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), National Grid, Piraeus Bank (Greece), Commerzbank, EBRD, KMPG, Oracle and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
Liz is an executive coach with Career Synergy and has over 20 years experience consulting to FTSE 100 companies working in the development arena which includes coaching, leadership and talent development. She passionately believes that organisations can be much more successful when individual performance is maximised and leaders are fully equipped with the skills to do their role. She helps individuals identify key strengths and overcome obstacles to achieve outstanding performance.
As an accredited coach with Barclays Plc for 3 years and a transformational coach at RBS she has helped leaders to be the best they possibly can be. Liz has worked with one of the big 4 professional service firms for over 12 years in UK/Europe and offshore, assessing, coaching and developing their talent on the journey to partnership. She has a reputation amongst peers for working with “difficult” clients requiring challenging feedback and is able to do this in the most positive of manners.
She has delivered a breadth of diverse leadership development programmes and whether it’s Coca Cola in Moscow or aspiring senior civil servants at the Cabinet Office, Liz is able to adapt easily to new situations, fitting in to different cultures seamlessly. She loved running a values based leadership programme for 3 years across Europe for a Danish bank and equally enjoyed delivering a management development programme to one of the UK leading charities. Liz is motivated by variety and the richness that each of these client experience bring.
Liz is a Registered Coaching Psychologist (BPS), Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS, holding a BA Hons in psychology and MSc industrial psychology. She is qualified in the MBTI, OPQ32, WAVE, 16PF5, Firo B Elements, HPI, Talent Q Dimensions, Strength Scope, CPI and Thomas Kilman.
Neil is an executive coach with Career Synergy drawing upon his professional training as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and 25 years management consultancy experience helping major organisations in the UK, Western and Eastern Europe, Middle and Far East, and Africa to improve their organisational effectiveness.
After a brief period in the oil industry, Neil started his career with BT, spending 8 years in the internal consultancy group during the company’s transformation from public to private ownership. At BT Neil was involved in redesigning many of the organisation’s HR processes, which provided a valuable grounding for his subsequent work in assessment and development, and change management. Neil went on to join SHL Group plc, where he became a Practice Leader, responsible for leading complex projects in the full range of client organisations, from charities to banks, public sector organisations to luxury hotel groups, pharmaceutical conglomerates and global electronics manufacturers.
Neil left SHL in 2002 to focus on two particular areas of work – senior executive development and coaching, and organisational development. Over the past decade he has worked on the design and delivery of a wide range of executive development and coaching programmes, from worldwide leadership development initiatives to individual coaching of senior executives. These have varied from bespoke one-off development programmes (for example, for Sony Playstation) to long-term coaching programmes such as the global UN Inter-Agency Leadership Development programme where he has worked with Peter.
In parallel with his work on executive coaching Neil works on major change programmes with the UK Police Service, including the restructuring of national counter-terrorism capability following the London attacks of 7/7, and the development of the UK national cybercrime strategy.
Jo is an executive career coach with Career Synergy and is a qualified Psychologist with over 25 years business experience covering commercial management, business education and consultancy.
Jo started her business career in retail management, working for House of Fraser and then Debenhams in commercial and project management roles. She went on to teach first at Oxford Brookes Business School, and then Surrey University School of Management. During this time she focused her research in business psychology, undertaking studies into women’s career progression in organisations, transformational leadership and personal / organisational values.
Jo left academia to work for SHL in their consultancy division delivering assessment and development assignments to a wide range of client organizations including Astra Zeneca, American Express, Barclays, DVLA and HM Customs and Excise. Jo’s largest project was as a Lead Facilitator for an Organisational Change programme.
Jo moved on from SHL in 2003, to focus on organisational development projects such as the development of a positive action programme for female and ethnic minority employees, the facilitation of senior management strategy development, as well as executive development and coaching. Jo creates a positive attitude to change, encouraging receptivity to working in new ways and strengthening existing skills.
Jo has a MA (Hons) in Psychology from Aberdeen University together with an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London. Jo also has an MBA and a Diploma in Marketing from Oxford Brookes University.
Christopher is an internationally experienced Coaching & Business Psychologist with Career Synergy. His main areas of focus are leadership and team development, at the international level.
His coaching experience spans twenty years and he has coached and consulted with executives in thirty two countries, around the world. As a consequence, he has gained an in depth understanding of the challenges facing leaders and expatriates in achieving successful outcomes in this globalised world. He has experienced expatriate life in seven countries.
Apart from his English first language, Christopher is fluent in French, Italian and Dutch and has a good command of Spanish. He also has some knowledge of Russian and Polish.
Having spent much of his early career as an assessment expert and outplacement Psychologist. Christopher joined the Centre for Creative Leadership in Brussels as an Adjunct Faculty Member in Coaching & Facilitation. Here he underwent extensive training and ongoing supervision in executive coaching and worked with many of the world's major corporations. In 2005 he became part of the Visiting Faculty at the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre in Fontainebleau and Abu Dhabi.
He works with senior executive and board members from all corners of the globe. He also provides, group and one-to-one coaching and facilitation in this role. Typically programmes he is involved with include; the TGM (Transition to General Management), AMP (Advanced Management Programme), Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) and various Board level and Customised programmes. Christopher also worked for 5 years as a Senior Facilitator on leadership programmes, internationally with the Danish Leadership Institute (now Mannaz).
He is a BPS Registered Coaching Psychologist, a Founding Member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology, a Member of the International Society of Coaching Psychology and a Principal Practitioner with the Association for Business Psychology. Christopher is a Registered EuroPsy Psychologist in Work & Organisational Psychology. He holds a BA in Psychology and a Postgraduate professional Diploma in Applied Psychology (Organisational & Counselling Psychology). Furthermore he holds the European Certificate in Psychology, which is a benchmark qualification in professional Psychology, recognised in 35 countries, including the UK. He is qualified to use a wide range of psychometric tools, including the CPI, 16PF, Firo-B, MBTI, OPQ32 and a wide range of UK ability measures. He also has access to the full range of Pearson Clinical Measures, in relation to Stress, Burnout, Depression and impaired functioning.
Finally, Christopher is an Accredited Commercial & Civil Mediator, recognised by the Law Society and the Bar Council in England and Wales. He also has professional qualifications in Stress Management, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Rational Behaviour Therapy, from the Centre for Stress Management London.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.